We took a look at a few common cloud-based storage services and compare their free offerings, their lowest paid offerings, and their feature sets. This way, it would be easy to see which cloud-based storage system works best for different users and their budgets.
If you are in the market for online storage, take a look at this comparison by Supersite.
Source: OneDrive, Box, Dropbox, Office 365, Google Drive: How Their Storage Compares
61,590 hard drives were used in our data center during Q1, 2016. We take a deep dive into the usage to see what we can learn about their performance.
The folks at Backblaze has provided an updated report on their hard drives usage statistics for 2016. This is a good reference for those that are in the market for hard drive purchase. Refer to the article below from Backblaze.
Summary: Again HGST seems to have the lowest failure rates amongst the hard drives vendors used
Source: 2016 Hard Drive Review: Testing 61,590 Hard Drives
The top five public clouds pile on the services and options, while adding unique twists
Source: Cloud review: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Joyent | InfoWorld
Looking to buy a hard drive, take a look at the following article on hard drive reliability by Backblaze.
Summary: Looks like HGST has the lowest failure rate
In 2015 we ran 56,224 hard drives in our datacenter. In this post we review the reliability of the Seagate, HGST, Toshiba, and Western Digital drives.
Source: Hard Drive Reviews: Update on 2015 Hard Drive Reliability
University of Southhampton has developed a glass disc technology that can store data up to 13.8 billion years!
See the following article from The Verge:
5 dimensional glass
MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple Input, Multiple Output) is a new wi-fi standard that might revolutionize how wi-fi is used. The standard allows routers to hold conversations with multiple devices using different streams at the same time. Unlike the current method in which the router is time sharing the data stream with multiple devices. See the following article from Digital Trends:
What is MU-MIMO?
Intel and Micron announce the all-new 3D XPoint storage technology that promises to be a thousand time faster than existing NAND Flash memory.
Will this technology completely changes the storage landscape in the near future?
Source: Intel, Micron debut 3D XPoint storage technology that’s 1,000 times faster than current SSDs – CNET
With all the big players involved in container ecosystem behind the Open Container Project, will this become the standard for portability amongst the cloud service providers?
More information from the following article from TechCrunch:
Docker, CoreOS, Google, Microsoft, Amazon And Others Come Together To Develop Common Container Standard
Intel has announced the Thunderbolt 3 standard which uses the same connector as USB 3.1, i.e. the USB-C connector. Will this become the best of both worlds and the de facto standard in the future?
See the following article from neowin:
Intel introduces Thunderbolt 3: Twice the speed of Thunderbolt 2
Image charging your mobile phone in minutes instead of hours it usually takes and extending the life of the battery at the same time! Nucleus Scientific has revealed a solution that can revolutionize the battery technologies, see the following article from Techcrunch:
Nucleus Scientific Launches To Revolutionize Batteries